Chevening news

The Chevening community extends to all corners of the globe. Here is the latest news on what is going on in the Chevening network.

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05 April 2016
More than 55 Chevening Scholars headed to Scotland to explore the hidden passageways beneath the city of Edinburgh.  Read more
Scholars, Scotland, Edinburgh, Mary King's Close, Underground, History, Tour, Plague, Pestilence, Murder
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05 April 2016
One of the challenges faced by Eastern Caribbean alumni is one of sheer geography. The seven countries within the grouping are hundreds of miles distant from one another with limited and expensive transport options. At a local level, all the islands have their own alumni group, each of which numbers 20–30 members.   Read more
Alumni reunion, Alumni relations, alumni association
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05 April 2016
Even though there are no Chevening Scholarships in Latvia anymore, the Chevening Alumni community is active and keen to take part in events organised by the British Embassy Riga. This year the embassy planned a couple of events for Chevening Alumni, many of whom are now working for the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in the parliament or in the private sector. Read more
Latvia, Engagement, Debate, Alumni reunion
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04 April 2016
A group of diplomats from across the globe have shared their unique stories with Chevening Scholars in the latest event in the Chevening lecture series - 'A Diary of a Diplomat'. Read more
Scholars, Diplomats, Leadership, Engagement, Social Media, Politics
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01 April 2016
The British Embassy in Dushanbe recently hosted the first ever Central Asia and South Caucasus Alumni Conference in Tajikistan. Read more
alumni, Central Asia, South Caucasus, Conference, Intergration, Human Rights, Corruption, Migration, Networking
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01 April 2016
Chevening Scholars have inadvertently set the world record for queueing by collectively clocking up 345,248 hours of queueing time in the eight months that they’ve been in the UK, according to figures released today by Chevening’s Department of Single File Analysis (DSFA). Read more
Queueing, Scholars, World Record, Tradition, DFSA
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22 March 2016
The Chevening Alumni Association of Ghana was officially launched on 10 February 2016. Sponsored by the Foreign and Commonwealth through the Chevening Alumni Programme Fund (CAPF) and hosted by the British High Commissioner to Ghana, HE Jon Benjamin, the association launch sought to bring together alumni of the Chevening programme since its inception in 1983, and to serve as a platform to formally inaugurate the executive committee and advisory board members of the association. Read more
Chevening Alumni Association, launch, Events, CAPF
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22 March 2016
‘We can no longer be passive’ was the call from Chevening Scholar Yahoska Berrios on World Water Day 2016. The Nicaraguan scholar fronts a video aimed at the Chevening community which calls for greater efforts to help improve access to water for rural communities, given that the lack of water has a disproportionately negative effect on women and children. Read more
World Water Day, Water, Women Empowerment, Raleigh International
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17 March 2016
Chevening Scholars were invited to attend the Commonwealth Day Service at the iconic Westminster Abbey. The day was especially significant for Chevening Scholars as one scholar, Kishva Ambigapathy, was asked to lead the Royal Family during the procession as the bearer of the Commonwealth Mace. Read more
Commonwealth Day, Royal Family, Inclusiveness, Commonwealth, Westminster Abbey
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11 March 2016
The British Consulate in Istanbul recently hosted the second Chevening regional conference entitled Syria and its impact on the region: 5 years into the conflict. Read more
Conference, Conflict, Bright Ideas, Alumni reunion
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